Two paramedics had to be extricated from a St. Petersburg Fire Rescue truck early Tuesday after it was struck by a drunk driver and overturned, St. Petersburg police said.
According to police, the emergency vehicle was traveling north on Eighth Street North about 2:25 a.m. while responding to a medical emergency. The truck had its emergency equipment activated and was going through the intersection at First Avenue North with a green light.
A red Hyundai sedan was traveling west on First Avenue and ran a red light at Eighth Street, police said. The car struck the right rear of the rescue truck and caused it to overturn onto its left side.
The paramedics were freed and taken to a local hospital, where they were treated and released. They were not identified.
Terry Robert McFarland, 26, who was driving the Hyundai, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and running a red light.
McFarland was not injured, but a passenger in his car was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.